The Sideline – August 27

Dragons still No. 1; Royals move up

The latest Associated Press Top 10 Indiana high school football poll was released on Tuesday.

New Palestine retained its No. 1 ranking in Class 5A while 2A Eastern Hancock moved up to No. 8 from 11th.

First-place votes are in parentheses. Records are through games as of Tuesday, Aug. 25 and previous rankings:

Class 6A

Rank-School FPV Rcd Pvs

1. Ben Davis (17) 1-0 1

2. Carmel (1) 1-0 2

3. Center Grove (2) 1-0 T3

4. Penn – 1-0 T3

5. Cathedral – 1-0 7

6. Avon – 1-0 6

7. Warren Central – 0-1 5

8. Fishers – 1-0 8

9. Southport – 1-0 9

10. Carroll (Allen) – 1-0 10

Others receiving votes: 11, Indpls Pike 38. 12, Columbus North 6. 13, LaPorte 4. 14, Hamilton Southeastern 2.

Class 5A

Rank-School FPV Rcd Pvs

1. New Palestine (16) 1-0 1

2. Bloomington S. (2) 1-0 2

3. FW Snider (1) 1-0 3

4. Columbus East (1) 1-0 4

5. Mishawaka – 1-0 5

6. Terre Haute S. – 1-0 6

7. Whiteland – 1-0 7

8. Westfield – 1-0 9

9. Decatur Central – 1-0 8

10. Terre Haute N. – 1-0 NR

Others receiving votes: 11, Zionsville 40. 12, Fort Wayne North 12. 13, Castle 6. 14, McCutcheon 4.

Class 4A

Rank-School FPV Rcd Pvs

1. Ev. Reitz (17) 1-0 1

2. Plymouth (1) 1-0 2

3. Jasper (1) 1-0 5

4. Andrean – 1-0 8

5. Indpls Roncalli – 0-1 4

6. Northridge – 1-0 T6

7. E. Central – 1-0 T6

8. Munster – 1-0 T9

9. Lowell (1) 1-0 NR

10. New Prairie – 0-1 3

Others receiving votes: 11, Northview 82. 12, Leo 50. 13, S. Bend St. Joseph’s 40. 14, Beech Grove 22. 15, Ev. Central 14. 15, New Haven 14. 17, E. Noble 10. 18, Kankakee Valley 8. 18, Ev. Harrison 8.

Class 3A

Rank-School FPV Rcd Pvs

1. FW Luers (10) 1-0 2

2. Bishop Chatard (3) 1-0 4

3. Gibson South. (3) 1-0 3

4. W. Lafayette (3) 1-0 7

5. Guerin Catholic (1) 1-0 6

6. Heritage Hills – 1-0 5

7. Hamilton Hts. – 1-0 8

8. Tri-West – 0-1 1

9. Mishawaka M. – 1-0 NR

10. Yorktown – 1-0 10

Others receiving votes: 11, Brownstown 28. 12, Jimtown 14. 13, Western Boone 10. 14, N. Montgomery 6. 14, Fort Wayne Concordia 6. 14, Indpls Brebeuf 6. 17, Charlestown 4.

Class 2A

Rank-School FPV Rcd Pvs

1. Ev. Mater Dei (18) 1-0 1

2. Triton Central – 1-0 3

3. Cardinal Ritter (1) 1-0 T4

4. Winamac – 1-0 T4

5. Winchester – 1-0 6

6. Monrovia – 0-1 2

7. Whiting – 1-0 9

8. E. Hancock (1) 1-0 NR

9. Heritage Ch. – 1-0 10

10. Woodlan – 1-0 NR

Others receiving votes: 11, Indpls Scecina 50. 12, Oak Hill 34. 13, Bremen 18. 13, Eastbrook 18. 15, N. Posey 14. 16, S. Adams 6. 17, S. Spencer 2. 17, Indpls Howe 2.

Class A

Rank-School FPV Rcd Pvs

1. N. Vermillion (12) 1-0 1

2. Lafayette Cath. (7) 1-0 2

3. Pioneer (1) 1-0 3

4. Linton – 1-0 4

5. Tri-Central – 1-0 6

6. Shenandoah – 1-0 8

7. LaVille – 1-0 T10

8. N. White – 1-0 T10

9. Southern Wells – 1-0 NR

10. Indpls Luth. – 0-1 5

Others receiving votes: 11, Fountain Central 30. 12, Attica 28. 13, Adams Central 26. 14, Monroe Central 18. 15, Tecumseh 16. 15, Perry Central 16. 17, Tri-County 12. 17, S. Newton 12. 19, Sheridan 10. 20, Rockville 8. 21, N. Knox 4.

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Penalties announced for football teams

Following an incident of unsportsmanlike behavior during last Friday’s football game between South Bend Washington High School and Michigan City High School, IHSAA Commissioner Bobby Cox has placed both teams on probation for the remainder of the season and suspended several players and an assistant coach.

Cox conducted a meeting at the IHSAA office in Indianapolis Tuesday, with principals, athletics directors and coaches from both schools in attendance.

Six players as identified by each school (four for Michigan City and two from South Bend Washington) as well as one South Bend Washington assistant coach are suspended for the next game.

In addition, each ejected player must complete the sportsmanship course, and both schools shall provide certification of completion of this course to the IHSAA.

South Bend Washington assistant coach Keith Witherspoon is suspended indefinitely by the school, and the IHSAA has instructed him to take the Teaching and Role Modeling Behavior online course.

Because this game did not end in the appropriate manner, the game will be scored as a double forfeit.

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Prep sports calendar

Today

Boys soccer

Franklin Central at New Palestine, 5:30 p.m.

Beech Grove at Mt. Vernon, 5:30 p.m.

Girls soccer

New Castle at Mt. Vernon, 7 p.m.

Yorktown at Greenfield-Central, 6 p.m.

Volleyball

Whiteland at New Palestine, 5:30 p.m.

Greenfield-Central at Eastern Hancock, 6 p.m.

Pendleton Heights at Mt. Vernon, 6 p.m.

Girls golf

Noblesville at Greenfield-Central, 5 p.m.

Boys tennis

Hauser at Eastern Hancock, 5 p.m.

New Palestine at Shenandoah, 4:30 p.m.

Friday

Football

Greenfield-Central at Indianapolis Northwest, 7:30 p.m.

Richmond at New Palestine, 7:30 p.m.

Mt. Vernon at Marion, 7 p.m.

South Decatur at Eastern Hancock, 7 p.m.